Programme Brief

Geriatric Nursing Fundamentals - A Comprehensive and Practical Guide in Caring for the Elderly equips participants with a range of skills and knowledge necessary for providing basic healthcare to elderly individuals. It focuses on health and wellness, in addition to illness.

Overall, the program aims to prepare participants to provide compassionate and effective care to elderly individuals while ensuring their safety, dignity, and well-being.  It covers a comprehensive range of topics to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide quality care to elderly individuals.

Geriatric Nursing is important to meet the health needs of an aging population. Due to longer life expectancy and declining fertility rates, the proportion of the population that is considered old is increasing.  The older population tend to have more comorbidities such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart conditions, etc. This field requires complex care to fulfill their needs. 

Target Audience

  • Student pursuing education or careers in Geriatric Nursing
  • Persons charged with caring for their elderly
  • Person interested in working in nursing home

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the role of a basic healthcare provider in relation to the elderly population.
  • Identify and address the specific healthcare needs of different types of elderly individuals, such as ambulatory conscious and non-ambulatory/ bed-ridden frail elderly.
  • Build a comprehensive understanding of basic issues in geriatric care.
  • Enhance skills in counseling and managing older persons both at home and in healthcare institutions.
  • Improve knowledge in resource management, advocacy, and networking related to elder care.
  • Demonstrate techniques for maintaining the personal hygiene needs of elderly patients and practicing infection control measures.
  • Acquire clinical skills essential for providing basic healthcare services to older individuals.
  • Promote safety and understanding the proper usage of protective devices and equipment.
  • Exhibit professional behavior and personal qualities characteristic of a Geriatric Care Assistant.
  • Learn methods for bio-medical waste management and assisting older persons in their activities of daily living.
  • Being proficient in Basic Life Support, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and handling medical and facility emergencies.
  • Communicate effectively and accurately in the role of a Geriatric Care Assistant.
  • Make sound decisions regarding hospitalization and referrals when necessary.
  • Collaborate and cooperate with caregivers and family members involved in the care of older persons.
  • Report signs of severe illness or deterioration to higher authorities within specified timelines.

Course Outline

Please click here to view the full course outline.

Why study at SBCS?

  • Instructors are certified, highly skilled and experienced practitioners who bring their knowledge and work experience to the classroom
  • Course is career oriented. The curriculum was developed to meet the needs of the current marketplace
  • Course is over 80% practical, hands-on training. Emphasis is placed on practical training and the application of the knowledge taught
  • Modern, fully equipped labs. You learn using the same equipment you will encounter in the field
  • Convenient class schedules. Classes are offered on a part-time basis, which allows working individuals to balance their work and educational needs 

Our Campus



Schedule & Fees

Blended - Online Classes plus Practical Session @ Champs Fleurs Campus

Start DateEnd DateDaysTimeCash Price
1-Jul-2421-Aug-24M/W5:30pm - 8:30pm

US$440/ TT$2,850

All information provided is subject to change without prior notice.

  • 8 weeks
  • Champs Fleurs
  • Administration fee: US$23 / TT$150
  • Registration deadline: One week before the scheduled start date of the class.
  • Payment Plan: 50% down payment of the tuition to start the class and the balance to be paid by the end of the course. However, should you require a payment plan more tailored to you, feel free to let us know so we can discuss further.

Online Registration

To register for the online course, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Please complete the Online Programme Registration Form and click submit.

Once the form has been completed, please proceed to make your payment via the following options below:

      2. PayPal – Please click the ” Add to Cart” button below:

All relevant information about accessing online sessions will be sent via email within 3-5 working days.


    3. WI Pay (Credit Card) – If you wish to utilize this method, please forward an email to indicating if you would be paying the full cost or whether you would like to access any of our payment plan plan options. Once this is confirmed, an invoice will then be forwarded via email.

*If you do not have a PayPal account, or a credit card, you can utilize any of the following payment options:


 4. Payment of TT$2,850.00 can be made via direct deposit to the following SBCS Republic Bank Account (3501 3848 7501).

Once you have deposited the required payment, please email and attach a copy of the stamped deposit slip to Centre for Information Technology and Engineering (CITE) informing of such.

Once CITE verifies the deposit, final registration details will be forwarded to the student.

For further information, please send an email to entre for Information Technology and Engineering (CITE)  or call 663-7227 extensions 1092/3/4/5.

For further details please email or call the numbers below:

  • Champs Fleurs – (868) 663-7227 extensions 1092/3/4/5